St Albans' newest tourist attraction is on the map

FUTURE Gardens is on the map at last – it is now featured under prestige sites by Ordnance Survey. The first phase of the Butterfly World scheme in Chiswell Green has suffered from poor signage to the site which has led to complaints that it is difficul

FUTURE Gardens is on the map at last - it is now featured under "prestige sites" by Ordnance Survey.

The first phase of the Butterfly World scheme in Chiswell Green has suffered from poor signage to the site which has led to complaints that it is difficult to find.

But it will at least now feature on Ordnance Survey maps and tourist maps after the site was surveyed last week.

A spokesperson for Future Gardens, which is open until early October, said: "They went on site and checked everything out and it will now be on Ordnance Survey maps."

Future Gardens appears in full on brown tourist signs on the periphery of St Albans but the closer you get to the site, which is accessed from the new road Miriam Lane off the A405, the signs change to just a flower and an arrow.

Blob* Butterfly World is hosting its first family fun day next Saturday, August 1, to mark the opening of the first phase of the project.

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Butterfly face painting will be on offer together with story-telling sessions throughout the day and visitors are invited to wander through 20 acres of wildflower meadows, discover the 12 designer gardens and take part in the butterfly trail.

Visitors, young and old, wearing butterfly wings can enter the site for free and a pageant will also be held at which Clive Farrell, the founder of Butterfly World, will judge the best butterfly fancy dress.

A two-for-one ticket is available at www.butterflyworldproject.com